Judicial Oversight of Bureaucracy

  • Md. Awal Hossain MollahEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_697-3



Judicial oversight refers to the process by which the judiciary examines the legality of any action of a person or authority, public or private, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution or any law of a country. Thus, judicial oversight of bureaucracy refers to the procedures and mechanisms of the judiciary by which the functions of bureaucracy are scrutinized and tested based on evidence for its validity or legitimacy.


This chapter deals with a vital issue of governance that is judicial oversight of bureaucracy by which individual rights and accountability of bureaucrats are ensured. Judicial oversight has some common types widely and popularly used globally such as judicial review, judicial supervision, judicial activisms, and judicial advice (Mollah 2014). Typically, judicial review is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh